Friday, April 3, 2015

Cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies




The C word.....is still a feared word, however today there is much hope for many patients with cancers. Cancer is no longer a meaningful generic word .  Compare it to saying you have an infection rather than  saying you have 'ebola'.  The immediate. emotional responses are quite different.

And so it is with many diseases, like HIV and AIDs, still feared but now manageable.  Many live long productive lives with diseases such as HIV.

Are you rich or are you poor ?  Unfortunately it makes a difference .  

This weekend PBS and WETA will be broadcasting a series of events focused on cancer.

Thanks to WETA and PBS as well as Ken Burns (producer)

Watch the Trailer


KEN BURNS
Executive Producer and Series Creative Consultant
Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of Ken’s films, 'More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.'
Ken Burns brings cancer story telling to a new peak. This series deserves and will receive many accolades from the medical communities and patient advocacy groups, not just for cancer but for many other medical topics as well.

BARAK GOODMAN

Producer and Director
Barak Goodman is co-founder of Ark Media and a principal producer, director, and writer with the company. His films for Ark Media have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple Emmys and Writers Guild Awards, the DuPont-Columbia, and Peabody Awards, the RFK Journalism Prize, and twice been official selections at the Sundance Film Festival.

DR. SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE
Author, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer


Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s accomplishments as both a physician and a Pulitzer Prize winning author are compelling and powerful. A cancer specialist, Sid has devoted his life to caring for victims of cancer, a disease that sickens and kills millions of people around the world each year. As a researcher, his laboratory is on the forefront of discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods.

It is important to watch this video with the perspective of a TIMELINE


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